questionshow long did it take you to cast your vote?

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I voted via absentee ballot. It took me over an hour to digest the two pages of amendments and determine just what was involved. I would have hated to have encountered these in real time in a voting booth without the resources to check further on rhe ramifications of a yay or nay. I object really to not having these items in plain, ordinary English for folks who have a tough time understanding the 500 word paragraphs! Excuse the rant.

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About half an hour total, before work this morning in middle-of-nowhere Midwest. Not bad at all.

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I voted early last week, 5 minutes to the polling station, 5 minutes there, 5 minutes home.

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10 minutes from getting out of the car to getting back in in southern NH. Very well organized from parking directors to voting list checking to ballot machines to directors of departing cars.

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@klozitshoper: We had a political debacle here that still hasn't settled. A large citizen's group came to the City requesting an amendment to a City policy be put on the ballot that was un-Constutional as they presented it. The City attorney worked it over like a mob boss punishing a debtor and the resulting language was a) incomprehensible and b) had much broader ramifications than they'd intended. Not only was it impossible to understand what the hell it said, but it was also subject to interpretation what a "yes" or "no" vote even meant. So the amendment got passed, the policy got changed in unexpected ways, and mobs of angry voters stormed City Council. City Council determined that the wording of the ballot had been so confusing that the results of the vote were unclear and a large part of the population didn't want these changes, so they overturned the vote. The folks who originally submitted the change were incensed and have filed lawsuits and recall drives.

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It took me over an hour. The line was out the door and halfway across the parking lot. The parking lot was full of voters' cars and additional people were parking across the street to get in. They only had 7 polling booths. The guy in front of me kept farting in line.

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In and out in 10 minutes or so, but I live in a rural area and I like the voting machines.

One county here ran out of paper ballots by 10 AM, and a lot of people left rather than use a voting machine. They are scurrying to print more ballots.

Watch the voting in real time - though it only counts Facebook people who talk about voting. If you use Facebook, the fact that they can do that should be a bit disconcerting.

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At about 4:15 this afternoon, I will walk out my front door, cross the street and walk into the polling place. Hopefully the 80 year olds can read the list of names on the Green/White alternated paper (yeah you know what I'm talking about, dot-matrix all the way here). When they find my name, and hand me the ballot, it should take me 15-20 seconds to fill out the little circles next to my choices. Drop it in the box, collect a sticker and go home. 5 minutes tops.

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I'm in Florida, as is @klozitshoper , the amendments were ridiculous! As usual, I used my sample ballot to read, research & mark how I wanted to vote on them. If I had not done that, I would not have voted on the amendments at all. Absurd doesn't even begin to describe it!

Was in an out, voting all done in probably less than 15 minutes. Had brought my Kindle thinking I'd be in line forever. Very pleased! Many, many people used absentee ballots this election. And many, many more voted early. Those who voted early were in line for 1 to 2 hours or more in my area. Moral of the story: Don't vote early, or vote absentee. ;-)

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In the metro Detroit suburbs, took just under at hour, around 8-9am this morning. I'm sure that was probably one of the busier times of day, but it was a longer wait time than the last presidential election four years ago.

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I voted after work about 5:15 I guess. I chatted with the mayor for about a minute outside of the polls, went in had my ID in hand, breezed through that, went to the clerk got my ballot, voted on national and local issues, turned in my ballot and was home by 5:30.

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I didn't really time it, but it seemed to be as quick as usual.

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Walked in, one lady "checking in" in front of me, I was voting within 2 minutes. I was also 70th to vote in my precinct.

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I got the the polling place at a few minutes after 5. I walked in with my book, ready to wait. The nice southern gentleman at the door (this is Marietta, Georgia) said "We you expecting a line? We don't have lines here." Whole process took 15 minutes, top.

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@klozitshoper: Too bad you missed the handy "translation" provided by the Florida League of Women Voters. They're always a reliable, non-partisan source for plain-language explanations of amendments. To see what they provided this year, go here http://thefloridavoter.org/files/download/453 and scroll down a bit. There's also info on the process of amending the state constitution.

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Less than 5 minutes, no line. One page ballot - it was glorious.